A dear friend of Georgia Football gave his opinion on the Dawg’s chances of three-peating.
Dan Mullen, Former Mississippi State, and Florida coach, said on ESPN pre-game show that a Georgia three-peat is more likely than Caleb Williams winning a second Heisman.
Now, I am no mathematician, but Mullen is right. Gross, I can’t believe I wrote that. Winning a Heisman twice has only happened once when won by Archie Griffin back-to-back years in ‘74 and ‘75. Tim Tebow was the last player to come close to winning two Heismans in a career. A player that Dan Mullen coached. So, the odds of it happening for Williams are low.
But three-peating has not happened since the ’30s, so maybe the odds are lower for Georgia. Who knows. Georgia has a better shot at three-peating because they have an incredibly talented team. If you look around college football, Georgia probably has a better roster than 99.9% of teams. Ohio State and Alabama are the only two teams that are even in the same realm as Georgia, roster-wise.
I know Mullen never was great with understanding odds. For example, going for it on 4th down on the opening drive of a game against your rival, who has the best defense in the country. Or understanding that the odds of getting fired increase if you don’t recruit. But for the first time in a while, old Dan Mullen understood the odds finally.
On a more minor tangent, how funny is it that Dan Mullen talks about Florida’s problems while he is a talking head on ESPN? Do you remember when Florida fans would say Mullen was a better coach than Kirby? Do you remember that? Hilarious. Especially now with Flordia committing penalties for having two players with the same number on the field for a fourth and short. Just hate to see it!
The Georgia football team will be in the conversation of the playoff all season. Caleb Williams will also be in the Heisman conversation all season long. However, Georgia doesn’t have a new barrier to cross. Williams does have a new barrier to cross. When a player wins the Heisman and comes back, the bar is raised because he won the Heisman. So obviously, Dan, Georgia has a better shot at three-peating than Williams has on winning back-to-back Heismans.